The coronavirus has been affecting many families, whether it’s due to school closures, not being able to work, or having childcare.
Since the NBA has announced that the season is suspended, players are supporting those affected by the virus.
Steph and Ayesha Curry announced via twitter that they are teaming up with a food bank to provide 1 million meals to students in Oakland who cannot attend schools due to coronavirus shutdowns.
“We know the world is changing before our eyes in terms of dealing with the spread of coronavirus and we just found out that the Oakland Unified School District is closing the doors for the foreseeable future, so we want to intercede on behalf of the kids that rely on the daily services and try to help any way we can,” Steph said in the video.
The Oakland’s Unified School District has closed its schools temporarily through April 6. According to CNN, Twelve of the district’s school sites will provide grab and go meals for students on certain days over the next few weeks while schools remain closed.
Be sure to check your local school districts in other states to see if grab and go meals are provided.
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Oakland just announced they're closing schools until April because of the COVID-19 crisis. While we support this decision, we're concerned about what this means for childhood hunger in our hometown. More than 18,000 students in Oakland rely on their school for 2+ meals each day and our foundation @eatlearnplay is making a donation to @accfb and @feedingamerica to help ensure no child has to worry about where their next meal is coming from while schools are closed. Please join us by donating to @ACCFB or a food bank near you. Link in bio